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The Resource Blackmail, my love : a murder mystery, written and illustrated by Katie Gilmartin

Blackmail, my love : a murder mystery, written and illustrated by Katie Gilmartin

Label
Blackmail, my love : a murder mystery
Title
Blackmail, my love
Title remainder
a murder mystery
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Katie Gilmartin
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Author
Illustrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Josie O'Conner travels to San Francisco in 1951 to locate her gay brother, a private dick investigating a blackmail ring targeting lesbians and gay men. Jimmy's friends claim that just before he disappeared he became a rat, informing the cops on the bar community's nascent resistance to raids, graft, and brutality. Josie adopts Jimmy's trousers and wingtips as well as his investigation, battling to clear his name, halt the blackmailers, and exact justice for the mounting number of Queer corpses. Along the way she rubs shoulders with a sultry chanteuse running a dyke tavern called Pandora's Box; gets intimate with a red-headed madame operating a brothel from the Police Personnel Department; and conspires with the star of Finocchio's a dive so disreputable it's off limits to servicemen--so every man in uniform pays a visit. Blackmail, My Love is an illustrated murder mystery deeply steeped in San Francisco's Queer history. Established academic and first-time novelist Katie Gilmartin's diverse set of characters negotiate the risks of same-sex desire in what can arguably be called the Dark Ages of Queerdom. Humor leavens the grave subject matter. The novel's action is fueled by a little-known 1951 California Supreme Court ruling that homosexuals have a right to congregate: the decision incited tavern owner resistance to customary payoffs in exchange for police protection, but also provoked new surveillance tactics to justify raids and extortion. Set in such legendary locations as the Black Cat Cafe, the Fillmore during its heyday as jazz capitol of the west, the Beat movement's North Beach, and the sexually complex Tenderloin, Blackmail, My Love is neo-noir novel that distills history and fiction into a singular, visually stunning experience"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery
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provided by publisher
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10387978
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gilmartin, Katie
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Gay private investigators
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Extortion
  • Police corruption
  • Gays
  • Gay bars
  • Gays
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Extortion
  • Gay bars
  • Gay private investigators
  • Gays
  • Gays
  • Police corruption
  • California
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a murder mystery
Label
Blackmail, my love : a murder mystery, written and illustrated by Katie Gilmartin
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Historical note at end of volume is a brief summary of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history in the United States and California in particular
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn869920791
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781627780643
Lccn
2014001498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869920791
Label
Blackmail, my love : a murder mystery, written and illustrated by Katie Gilmartin
Publication
Copyright
Note
Historical note at end of volume is a brief summary of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history in the United States and California in particular
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn869920791
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781627780643
Lccn
2014001498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869920791

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